MFA in Creative Writing - Financial Support
supporting your mfa journey
It can be difficult to sustain a life in the arts, especially with the high cost of living in the Bay Area, but the SMC MFA aims to provide all students with meaningful financial support that aligns with their needs and interests—with a particular eye toward supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students, and others who have historically not had access to a graduate education.
Thanks to the generosity of Saint Mary's College, our MFA Advisory Board, our Alumni Circle, and our community partners, we are proud to offer a range of scholarships, fellowships, professional development opportunities and on campus positions that help make the MFA a sustainable financial choice, often while providing valuable training and experience that can open doors after graduate school.
School and Department Information
Chris Feliciano Arnold
Director, MFA in Creative Writing
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment